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Meteorology Today - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0495555735

ISBN13: 978-0495555735
ISBN10: 0495555738
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 09
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2009
International: No

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Meteorology Today - 9TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495555735

C. Donald Ahrens

ISBN13: 978-0495555735
ISBN10: 0495555738
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 09
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

METEOROLOGY TODAY, Ninth Edition, is one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. C. Donald Ahrens teaches students to observe the weather actively so they can apply the text material to the world around them. This ninth edition helps students understand and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information.

Table of Contents

1. The Earth and its Atmosphere. 2. Energy: Warming the Earth and the Atmosphere. 3. Seasonal and Daily Temperatures. 4. Atmospheric Moisture. 5. Condensation: Dew, Fog, and Clouds. 6. Stability and Cloud Development. 7. Precipitation. 8. The Atmosphere in Motion: Air Pressure and Winds. 9. Wind: Small-Scale and Local Systems. 10. Wind: Global Systems. 11. Air Masses and Fronts. 12. Middle-Latitude Cyclones. 13. Weather Forecasting. 14. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 15. Hurricanes. 16. Climate Change. 17. Global Climate. 18. Air Pollution. 19. Light, Color, and Atmospheric Optics. Appendix A: Units, Conversions, Abbreviations, and Equations. Appendix B: Weather Symbols and the Station Model. Appendix C: Beaufort Wind Scale. Appendix D: Humidity and Dew-Point Tables. Appendix E: Instant Weather Forecast Chart. Appendix F: Changing GMT and UTC to Local Time. Appendix G: Heat Index (HI) Table. Appendix H: Standard Atmosphere. Appendix I: Hurricane Tracking Chart. Appendix J: Adiabatic Chart.
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